Ok, so I wanted tea - but I wanted decaffeinated and I was out. Plus I wanted flavor... and not the berry tea bags that I had laying around. So I invented a new tea... without tea leaves. :-)
Brew in hot water:
2 or more sticks of cinnamon
2-3 cardamom pods
2 bay leaves (yes they're an odd addition but taste lovely)
and a couple strips (2-3") of candied ginger cut in pieces
Put in pot and let steep in hot water for a half hour to over night (or longer). Strain, heat up in the microwave for a hot drink, or poor over ice for a fantastic refreshing drink!
Ok, back to sipping...